Over the years, Cambodia has become an increasingly popular place for foreign teachers to either start or further their careers in education. Cambodia has openings for foreign English teachers year-round across many different cities and areas. A few of the best Cambodia cities to teach English in are highlighted below.
The Cambodian capital city is teeming with TEFL opportunities. Phnom Penh is considered to be one of the best Cambodian cities to teach English in due to it’s population, location, and climate.
Complete an in-class TEFL course in Phnom Penh and accept a great teaching job nearby afterward. Already TEFL certified? Great! Schools here are constantly in need of knowledgeable English as a Foreign Language teachers – apply today!
Since Phnom Penh is the capital and largest city in Cambodia, the cost of living here will be higher than in other cities across the country. However, it is completely do-able to teach English here and live comfortably. You will likely want to create a budget ahead of time and do a bit of research to find out how much you will spend and save while in teaching in Cambodia.
Another beautiful Cambodian city that you have likely heard of is Siem Reap! Siem Reap is a popular teaching and tourism destination in Cambodia due to its spectacular views, historical temples, and mystifying ruins.
A few things that people enjoy in Siem Reap are touring Angkor Wat, going on an ATV excursion, checking out The Old Market, visiting the Angkor Center for Conversation of Biodiversity, and enjoying a spa day. Siem Reap offers something for everyone, and teachers love it!
Although Siem Reap has fewer teaching options compared to Phnom Penh, if you meet the typical requirements to teach English here, you will find a job easily!
Looking for more of a laid-back, coastal city to teach English in? In this case, Sihanoukville is a wonderful destination to keep at the top of your mind. It is located on the tip of an elevated peninsula that is found on the Southwestern edge of Cambodia bordering the Gulf of Thailand.
Teachers in Sihanoukville find that there are many things to do like visit the beach, see some stunning waterfalls, and explore nearby temples. There are islands all around to visit as well, and for the foodies, there are local niche restaurants all over the city for you to try.
Kep City is one of the lesser known areas in Cambodia, but it has plenty of teaching opportunities available. Kep City is the capital of the Kep Province in southern Cambodia, and the province borders the gulf as well as Vietnam.
Kep City is on the list of best Cambodian cities to teach English in because teaching here allows you to enjoy the calm, beautiful waters at Kep Beach, as well as visit the vendors that line the waterfront to purchase some delicious, fresh seafood.
Kampot City is another area in Cambodia that is a popular spot for foreign teachers to work. Kampot can be found just north of Kep City. It is on the Southwestern coast, and it all backs up to the Preah Monivong Bokor National Park. Love nature and exploring? Then Kampot is a great destination for you – go explore the national park, check out the pepper plantations, and view the salt fields nearby.